It is sad that it has come to this. Millions of dollars were raised earlier this decade from the congregation of the Falls Church Episcopal Church in Falls Church, Virginia, toward an $18 million goal to build a new “parish life center” for education and fellowship on property acquired by […]
Episcopal Bishop of Virginia Hails F.C. ‘Continuing’ Flock
The Rt. Rev. Peter James Lee, the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, made a personal appearance with the exiled Falls Church congregation of “continuing Episcopalians” Sunday at their temporary digs in the fellowship hall of the Falls Church Presbyterian Church.
Episcopal vs. Defectors Trial Resumes Tuesday
The final phase begins Tuesday of a three-stage, year-long trial to determine whether the property of the historic Falls Church downtown in the City of Falls Church is owned by members of its congregation who voted in December 2006 to defect from the Episcopal Church, or owned by the national […]
F.C. `Continuing Episcopalian’ Leader Vows `We’ll Never Quit’
“We are a parish. We are self-sustaining. We won’t ever quit.” So said Bill Fetsch, senior warden of Falls Church’s “Continuing Episcopalians,” a group of more than 100 who have been banned since December 2006 by defectors from access to their historic church property.
1st Court Ruling After Defections Favors Continuing Episcopalians
Motion to Dismiss Suit Over Property Quashed by Judge In the first official court ruling concerning the defection from the Virginia Episcopal Diocese by 11 churches last December, a Fairfax Circuit Court judge ruled against dismissal of lawsuits by the diocese and the national Episcopal Church last Friday. It was […]
April 5 – 11, 2007
Voting Begins Sunday on Pulling Out Of Denomination at F.C. Episcopal
“I don’t think the vote will be close. I think the vast majority will vote for the recommendation of the church’s vestry,” a spokesperson for the Falls Church Episcopal Church told the News-Press yesterday. A historic congregational vote will proceed this Sunday that could result in the church’s severing ties […]
Anything But Straight: A Return to Reality
In the very week Saddam Hussein was sentenced to hang, George W. Bush has found his presidency in the gallows. Hussein now awaits his fate as a dead duck, while Bush will usher in his final two years as a lame duck. How bitterly ironic it must be that the […]